Need an expert advice. I'm intermediate longing to advance. I have straight 185 rossies and about to get Dynastar speed X mid-fats. I'm 175lbs and almost 5'8'' and haven't skied much the last couple of years. Research is conflicting but one point is made clear: definitely reduce the length between 170 and 180. One from skireview.com says mid-fats should be anywhere from 10-25cm less than straight skis. Another reviewer formulates that if the new mid-fats are 7% bigger...than reduce the straight skis by 7%...which implies from 185 to 172. The speed X is 100mm at the tip....the old Rossi is 85mm at the tip. One local ski shop tells me to go with the 170 and another tells me to stay around 175. I demoed the rossi mid-fats at 185 and could not control them...they felt huge!
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1/25/01 at 6:23am